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Sighle Kennedy papers, 1920s-1996, bulk 1963-1996

Series II: Early scholarly work by Sighle Kennedy, 1963-1969

Located here is the scholarly work that Kennedy produced while in graduate school at Columbia University, including notebooks Kennedy filled while studying for her comprehensive exams, a typed carbon copy of her dissertation proposal, a leather-bound copy of her dissertation, and early drafts and a final copy of an unpublished 1966 article entitled "An Obscure Key to Waiting for Godot" (see Box 1, Folders 25 and 30 in the Correspondence series for letters related to this article).

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Box 2 Folder 1 Notes on reading for comprehensive exams, 1963 October-1964 March

Box 2 Folder 2 "An Obscure Key to Waiting for Godot" typescript drafts, 1965

Box 2 Folder 3 "Conrad's Looking-Glass World: The Forecastle of the NARCISSUS." Circa 1965.

Box 2 Folder 4 Ph. D. dissertation proposal, 1966 June

Box 2 Murphy's Bed: A Study of Real Sources and Sure-real Associations in Samuel Beckett's First Novel. Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1969.